Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 624 675 639
Rank change year-on-year +51 -36 +44
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 381 497 652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 2.19% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 337 366 518
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +2.94%
10th Percentile £31,700 £35,625 £32,350
90th Percentile £83,000 £94,375 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +11.63%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 17,600 22,685 26,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.20% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13,817 17,489 21,268
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 376 £55,000 +4.76% 40
London +127 204 £62,500 - 11
UK excluding London -14 173 £50,000 +5.26% 34
South East +24 82 £53,250 +12.11% 13
South West +51 40 £37,500 -27.18% 6
North of England +5 24 £49,000 +20.25% 4
Work from Home +29 21 £60,000 -25.00% 4
East of England +57 18 £54,500 -16.15%
North East - 10 £35,000 - 1
North West +32 8 £52,993 +20.44% 2
Midlands +12 8 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire -20 6 £38,750 -3.13% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £40,000 -30.43% 6
East Midlands +20 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland +34 1 £20,000 -47.37% 5

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 293 (76.90%) Cisco
2 292 (76.64%) Firewall
3 273 (71.65%) VPN
4 264 (69.29%) Cisco Certification
5 206 (54.07%) BGP
6 202 (53.02%) CCNP
7 183 (48.03%) OSPF
8 174 (45.67%) WAN
9 152 (39.90%) LAN
10 141 (37.01%) TCP/IP
11 131 (34.38%) Network Security
12 124 (32.55%) Cisco ASA
13 122 (32.02%) SSL
14 118 (30.97%) CCNA
15 117 (30.71%) Palo Alto
16 112 (29.40%) Linux
17 110 (28.87%) Windows
18 109 (28.61%) MPLS
18 109 (28.61%) Data Centre
19 104 (27.30%) VoIP
20 103 (27.03%) Wireless
21 102 (26.77%) DNS
22 91 (23.88%) HSRP
23 84 (22.05%) VMware
24 83 (21.78%) DHCP
25 79 (20.73%) Juniper
26 73 (19.16%) Degree
27 71 (18.64%) Load Balancing
28 70 (18.37%) VLAN
28 70 (18.37%) SolarWinds

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.31%) Confluence
4 5 (1.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.31%) Gliffy
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.39%) Azure
2 49 (12.86%) AWS
3 46 (12.07%) Office 365
4 16 (4.20%) IaaS
5 13 (3.41%) GCP
6 12 (3.15%) PaaS
7 10 (2.62%) SaaS
8 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.79%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Akamai
10 1 (0.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
10 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 292 (76.64%) Firewall
2 273 (71.65%) VPN
3 206 (54.07%) BGP
4 183 (48.03%) OSPF
5 174 (45.67%) WAN
6 152 (39.90%) LAN
7 141 (37.01%) TCP/IP
8 131 (34.38%) Network Security
9 124 (32.55%) Cisco ASA
10 122 (32.02%) SSL
11 109 (28.61%) MPLS
12 104 (27.30%) VoIP
13 103 (27.03%) Wireless
14 102 (26.77%) DNS
15 91 (23.88%) HSRP
16 83 (21.78%) DHCP
17 70 (18.37%) VLAN
18 69 (18.11%) EIGRP
19 64 (16.80%) Intrusion Detection
20 57 (14.96%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.05%) MySQL
2 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 34 (8.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.10%) JIRA
3 7 (1.84%) Burp Suite
3 7 (1.84%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (9.45%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.20%) Law
4 12 (3.15%) Banking
4 12 (3.15%) French Language
4 12 (3.15%) Legal
5 8 (2.10%) German Language
5 8 (2.10%) Italian Language
6 7 (1.84%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.57%) Marketing
7 6 (1.57%) Retail
8 4 (1.05%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 219 (57.48%) Network Engineer
2 56 (14.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 49 (12.86%) Security Engineer
4 47 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (8.66%) Network Security Engineer
6 25 (6.56%) IT Engineer
7 24 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (4.99%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (4.99%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.72%) Analyst
9 18 (4.72%) Architect
10 17 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 17 (4.46%) Consultant
10 17 (4.46%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 15 (3.94%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.41%) Network Consultant
13 13 (3.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 11 (2.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.40%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.41%) OAuth
2 13 (3.41%) REST
3 8 (2.10%) OAuth2
3 8 (2.10%) OpenID
3 8 (2.10%) SAML
3 8 (2.10%) XACML
4 5 (1.31%) SOAP
5 4 (1.05%) LDAP
6 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (28.61%) Data Centre
2 39 (10.24%) Management Information System
3 36 (9.45%) PKI
4 24 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (4.99%) Public Cloud
7 16 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.10%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.31%) Clustering
11 5 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.31%) Handset
12 4 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.05%) Replication
12 4 (1.05%) User Experience
12 4 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.79%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 112 (29.40%) Linux
2 110 (28.87%) Windows
3 46 (12.07%) Unix
4 35 (9.19%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.77%) Windows 10
6 18 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.15%) Mac OS
8 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (2.62%) CentOS
9 10 (2.62%) Debian
9 10 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.62%) Ubuntu
9 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.10%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.84%) Kali Linux
12 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.57%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.64%) Load Balancing
2 66 (17.32%) ITIL
3 63 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (14.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 52 (13.65%) SIEM
6 45 (11.81%) Computer Science
6 45 (11.81%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (11.55%) Information Security
7 44 (11.55%) Network Design
8 37 (9.71%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (8.92%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 28 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (7.09%) Change Management
11 27 (7.09%) Web Filtering
12 26 (6.82%) WAN Optimisation
13 25 (6.56%) Analytics
13 25 (6.56%) Business Continuity
13 25 (6.56%) Migration
14 24 (6.30%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.66%) Python
2 27 (7.09%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.25%) C
4 19 (4.99%) SQL
5 17 (4.46%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.62%) VBScript
7 9 (2.36%) Perl
8 6 (1.57%) C#
8 6 (1.57%) C++
8 6 (1.57%) Go
8 6 (1.57%) Java
9 4 (1.05%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 264 (69.29%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (53.02%) CCNP
3 118 (30.97%) CCNA
4 73 (19.16%) Degree
5 39 (10.24%) Security Cleared
6 34 (8.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (8.14%) SC Cleared
8 21 (5.51%) JNCIP
9 20 (5.25%) CCIE
10 16 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (3.41%) CCDP
11 13 (3.41%) MCSE
12 12 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.36%) CREST Certified
13 9 (2.36%) SANS
14 8 (2.10%) CEPT
14 8 (2.10%) EC-Council LPT
14 8 (2.10%) GXPN
14 8 (2.10%) OSCE
15 7 (1.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.71%) SLA
2 21 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.31%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
7 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
System Software
1 62 (16.27%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.94%) vSphere
5 9 (2.36%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.10%) Docker
6 8 (2.10%) RACF
6 8 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.31%) Xen
8 3 (0.79%) Firmware
8 3 (0.79%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.79%) XenApp
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) Snort
10 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (6.82%) Cisco Prime
2 25 (6.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 18 (4.72%) Ansible
4 16 (4.20%) FortiGate
5 15 (3.94%) Terraform
6 12 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (2.10%) SCCM
9 8 (2.10%) SCOM
10 7 (1.84%) Nessus
11 6 (1.57%) Puppet
12 5 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (1.31%) WSUS
13 4 (1.05%) Nagios
14 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
15 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
15 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
16 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 293 (76.90%) Cisco
2 117 (30.71%) Palo Alto
3 84 (22.05%) VMware
4 79 (20.73%) Juniper
5 70 (18.37%) SolarWinds
6 57 (14.96%) CheckPoint
7 43 (11.29%) Citrix
7 43 (11.29%) Microsoft
8 34 (8.92%) Meraki
9 33 (8.66%) F5
10 30 (7.87%) Forcepoint
11 26 (6.82%) Fortinet
12 24 (6.30%) HP
13 18 (4.72%) Barracuda Networks
14 14 (3.67%) Aruba
15 9 (2.36%) Arista
15 9 (2.36%) Extreme Networks
15 9 (2.36%) Google
16 8 (2.10%) Avaya
16 8 (2.10%) NetApp